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Pitkas Point, Alaska

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Pitkas Point.

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Around Pitkas Point ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Mountain Village. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the west of Pitkas Point. Mountain Village has a population of 850 people.<1>

The next largest community is Pilot Station. It is located about 14 miles [22 km] to the southeast of Pitkas Point and has a population of 610 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Marshall   [Map]   445   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Marys   [Map]   550   E   3 miles [4.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Fish Village   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Johnnys Village   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Pitkas Point ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some names catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Fish Village   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the Northwest of Pitkas Point   [Map]
Johnnys Village   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Marshall   -   40 miles [64.4 km] to the East   [Map]
Mountain Village   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]
Pilot Station   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Pitkas Point.

We're compiling a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Pitkas Point. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Alaska

    Alaska Tourism
    Parks for Alaska

    Fishing in Alaska
    Hunting in Alaska

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Alaska

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Alaska

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Alaska

Airports Near Pitkas Point ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Pitkas Point.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
St. Mary's Airport(KSM/PASM)   [Map]   KSM   NNW   Less than 2 miles
Pilot Station Airport(IATA:PQS)   [Map]   0AK   ESE   14 miles [22.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Pitkas Point.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Pitkas Point. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
St. Mary's Airport(KSM/PASM)   [Map]   KSM   NNW   Less than 2 miles
Emmonak Airport(EMK/PAEM)   [Map]   ENM   NW   64 miles [103 km]
Bethel Airport(BET/PABE)   [Map]   BET   SSE   98 miles [157.7 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Pilot Station Airport(IATA:PQS)   [Map]   0AK   ESE   14 miles [22.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

St. Mary's Airport   (KSM/PASM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Emmonak Airport   (EMK/PAEM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Bethel Airport   (BET/PABE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Pitkas Point. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Pitkas Point.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Pitkas Point. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Pitkas Point) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Pitkas Point. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Pitkas Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Pitkas Point. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.0328, Longitude: -163.2878     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Pitkas Point have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Pitkas Point), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Pitkas Point.